Accession Number : AD0688521

Title :   FIXED ERROR, PIECEWISE-LINEAR UNIFORM APPROXIMATION OF FUNCTIONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Pavlidis,Theodosios

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A method is described which allows one to determine segments of an interval where a given function can be approximated by a line with maximum absolute error less than a prespecified quantity delta. If the function to be approximated is convex or concave, then the proposed procedure gives the minimum number of segments. For other functions it gives results which are closer to the minimum than the estimates based on the remainder formula. The method is very easy to implement on a computer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), *APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS)), (*NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), CURVE FITTING, ERRORS, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE